Press reports say the US Army’s Mobile Low, Slow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integrated Defense System (MLIDS) has begun testing at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, with deployment planned for mid 2018.
DRS won the contract to integrate a network sensors and weapon systems which make up MLIDS and are mounted on top of all-terrain mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MATV.
According to Shephard Media, the first MATV option being tested is equipped with an elevated electro-optical infrared system and an electronic warfare suite capable of jamming drone signals.
Shephard Media also reports that radio network company Rajant Corporation has delivered its Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) counter-UAS solution for testing by the US Army’s Program Manager for Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortars (PM CRAM).
Rajant’s counter-UAS solution comprises a swarm of around 20 vertical take off/landing UAVs which are automatically launched against hostile UAS targets as soon as they are detected.